Hobbies & Interests

Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

  • QTBS
    Michael Caputo
    • £3.99
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    Including 12 workshops and 12 projects to make - ranging from an oven mitt to a full-size quilt - this book provides a step-by-step course for any first-time quilter.

    Taking you right from the start, the expert advice in this book will show you all the tools and equipment you need to make a quilt and then introduce you to the skills you'll need. At the end of each workshop is a project to complete, which will help you practise the skills you've learnt.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, as well as using templates and different types of applique.
  • HGIF
    DK
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    With over 70 step-by-step ideas to make and create at home, Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper crafts, candle making and crochet, as well as making jam and baking.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there are ideas for every occasion including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, house-warmings and baby showers. There are also 20 technique lessons scattered throughout the book which will help you with casting on and off, embroidery stitches and melting soap.

    From handmade cards to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to give handmade presents!
  • POMM
    Christine Leech
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    Whether adorning a headdress, swinging from a bag handle or dangling from a mobile phone, pompoms are very fashionable right now - and this book can show you how to create your very own.

    With no fancy equipment needed, the projects are inexpensive to make and the combination of graphic photography and step-by-step photographs will guide you through them with ease. Each one takes no more than an hour to make, too!
  • SEWC
    Jane Bolsover
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    A complete sewing course for first-time sewers, or even an aid to the most accomplished stitcher, Sewing School Basics is packed full of useful tips to improve sewing technique.

    Beginning with useful information on what equipment to purchase, uses of common fabrics and how to use paper patterns. 12 workshops build on the most basic of hand-sewing techniques and, once mastered, advanced dressmaking skills are introduced in a step-by-step manner which reinforces the skills learned earlier in the book.

    From simple hand-embroidered cushions and throws to shirred sundresses and pleated skirts; and encouraging the development of embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making techniques; the book - including beautiful colour photographs and artworks - will give you all the skills you need.
  • SGEM
    Sophie Simpson
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    Sophie Simpson of What Delilah Did fame presents 15 projects for your stitching pleasure in Secret Garden Embroidery.

    Taking you from budding novice to confident stitcher, each of the botanical-inspired needlework projects in the book is simply stunning. Bursting with colour and filled with designs that suit a range of abilities, the book has projects ranging from Lacewing Butterflies to Alphabet Flags and an Early Bird called Gerald.

    Design-led, practical and colourful, each design can be completed within a weekend and the two pull-out pattern sheets will help you stitch easily.
  • How to Paint Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781600587245
    HTPS
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    From still life to portraits, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style using oils and acrylics. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstrations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

    Please note these books are dedicated to oil and acrylic painting.
  • PWCS
    Terry Harrison
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    In nine step-by-step projects, bestselling author Terry Harrison takes the mystery out of painting the sea and the sky in watercolour in this incredible how-to book.

    Perfect for any budding artist, the book contains step-by-step instructions for painting clouds, sunsets, foam bursts, breaking waves, rippled water, reflections and so much more.

    The book covers the techniques you should use to make your paintings amazing and also reveals how to use Terry's specially made brushes to paint watercolour seascapes easily.
  • LVTC
    Suzy Taylor
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    Grab your pens, pencils and paints and prepare to add a dash of colour to the intricately designed letters included in this huge notepad-style colouring book.

    With each page including a different letter or symbol, you can make banners or signs to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck' or 'Happy Birthday'. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they've all been designed in style by folk artist Suzy Taylor.
  • LRNK
    Fiona Goble
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    With a lifelong experience of knitting, Fiona Goble knows what it's like when you're starting out - you're full of the best intentions and have the needles and yarn, but quite can't get your head around a knitting pattern...

    In Learn to Knit, she provides you with step-by-step instructions for all the basic techniques and stitches that you would need to make simple but stylish hats, scarves and home accessories.

    There are 25 patterns to choose from including bobble hats, bunting and even a pencil pot - and they're all really quick and easy to knit. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop!
  • HYDG
    Debbie Shore
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    Sewing guru Debbie Shore provides you with a selection of easy sewing projects that can be made using leftover pieces of fabric.

    Including gift ideas for everyone, you'll find out how to sew everything from aprons to kneeling pads and even tool belts! Full of step-by-step instructions, the book even includes a useful tools and techniques section right at the beginning.
  • SPCF
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    Upcycle things you find lying around the home - including old hangers and eggshells - into something stylish with the craft projects featured in Supercraft.

    From the experts at DK and compiled by designer Sophie Pester, the book includes 52 projects ranging from jewellery and accessories to home decoration and furniture.

    All the projects can be easily completed in one weekend, making them even more fun to complete.
  • JBCB
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    Forget about your worries and your strife as you colour in the designs in this book based on all the famous characters from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

    Baloo the bear, Mowgli the man-cub and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan are all included. There are also panels of text from the original story featured alongside the designs.
  • BWAT
    • £2.99
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    If you want to start painting or are looking to hone your skills, Beginner's Watercolour will inspire you to pick up a brush and a palette in order to create your own masterpieces.

    Suitable for all ages, it will show you the basics of painting with watercolour - from building up washes to mixing colours and creating the impressions of light and shade. There is also advice on how you can use effects such as spattering, sponging and stippling.

    A brilliant book bursting with advice for all those who want to paint - whether you're interested in portraying landscapes, still lives or people.
  • RACC
    Ruby and Custard
    (1)
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    This easy-to-follow craft book contains a selection of patterns for adults, children and babies from Ruby and Custard, one of the most highly respected British crochet brands.

    With over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem you'll have is choosing where to start. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects you'll find ideas for beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more.

    Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything you need to know to master crochet!
  • TDCF
    (1)
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    Add an extra dimension to your colouring with this 3D book dedicated to flowers.

    Presented in a very large format, the intricate designs all have instructions which will tell you where to place the warm and cool colours. After finishing the piece, all you have to do is pop on the included glasses and watch the artwork pop off the page.

    Throughout the book, you'll have the chance to colour in designs including roses, daisies, cacti, vintage floral patterns and much more. Relaxing, inspiring and very, very cool!

    There are also plenty of gridded pages where you can copy the designs to develop your drawing skills.
  • TDCA
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    Add an extra dimension to your colouring with this 3D book dedicated to animals.

    Presented in a very large format, the intricate designs all have instructions which will tell you where to place the warm and cool colours. After finishing the piece, all you have to do is pop on the included glasses and watch the artwork pop off the page.

    Throughout the book, you'll have the chance to colour in designs including birds of paradise, incredible insects, sensational sea creatures and other exciting exotic animals.

    There are also plenty of gridded pages where you can copy the designs to develop your drawing skills.
  • MGSC
    Laura Strutt
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Whether you're looking to learn how to crochet or have moved on to other stitches and patterns, this book will help reignite your love of granny squares, circles, triangles and more.

    Modern Granny Square Crochet and More will teach you all the basic stitches and techniques you need to create a selection of stylish pieces and will start you off with larger scale projects for the home (pillow, throws, etc.) before moving onto finishing touches including rugs, place mats and crochet 'pictures'.
  • Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250380 - Anastasia Catris
    DWYB
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection of art therapy has been especially designed to help you draw your way to a younger brain.

    Losing your memory is one of the biggest concerns in people aged over 40 and these three books provide a creative way to help you keep your mind sharper and 'younger'. Each book contains a series of line drawings and then space on the opposite page which allows you to copy the illustration.

    The scenes gradually become more challenging as you progress and every page can help stimulate the parts of your brain that are vital for memory retention.
  • TTCO
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    This brilliant book provides 50 creative ways for you to enjoy the vibrancy of colours, no matter what your age.

    The subjects range from the everyday to the offbeat and the book also presents basic colour theory alongside helpful techniques that can inspire all artists.

    With pages you can colour in, the book's great for unleashing your creativity.
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
  • AC2033
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    Displayed in a tin, this Mandalas colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • AC2034
    (1)
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    Displayed in a tin, this Botanical Patterns colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • AC2035
    • £5.99
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    This gift item will be available to buy soon. Please keep checking back!

    Displayed in a tin, this Patterns and Motifs colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • KSMS
    • £3.99
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    This book contains a variety of ideas for adorable animal scarves, mitts and socks that you can knit!

    Whether you love the bright colours of tropical fish or are looking for something softer like a rabbit, there are ideas for kids of all ages and even adults in the projects.

    With simple stitches, easy-to-follow instructions and photographs to show you all the important details, you'll have a menagerie of animal-themed knits in next to no time at all.